Feb 20, 2013 - Season: 2012-13
New RockiesReplay app offers Sunshine Village’ guests the ultimate bragging rights when hitting the slopes
Ever hit all of Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort’s 12 chairlifts in one day? Or perhaps conquer the resort’s extreme terrain? Skiers and riders will now have the advantage of adding credibility to tall tales shared during après ski with the new RockiesReplay app.
The app, launched by Banff Lake Louise Tourism, enables skiers and riders at Sunshine Village and other Banff National Park resorts, the ultimate bragging rights when they hit the slopes. Designed for the iPhone and Android devices, the app utilizes state-of-the-art GPS technology to measure speed, airtime, vertical, distance, calories burned and much more.
Once the free app is downloaded, a simple touch of your mobile device activates tracking of your entire day’s performance. Upload with another touch at the end of the day and let the bragging begin. All your results can now be compared with riders, whether for the day or cumulatively against others skiers at virtually every ski resort in the world.
“RockiesReplay brings a whole new level of fun and social competitiveness for skiers and snowboarders at all three of our ski resorts,” says Kurt Schroeder, Director of Marketing at Banff Lake Louise Tourism. “It’s the perfect pairing of technology and ski culture, enabling friends and others to brag, share, compete, and simply extend their great day on the hill.”
The new app is a customized version of the popular AlpineReplay app, while adapting the unique personalities and aspect of the region. Users can earn medals for achieving various milestones on mountain and like the slopes themselves, rewards can vary in difficulty.
Sunshine Village RockiesReplay medals include:
- ‘Two Birds, One Run’ Hit up two provinces in one day on the “Green Run”
- ‘Silver Star’ 25 days logged in one season
- ‘Gold Star’ 50 days logged in one season
- ‘Free Fall’ Drop more than 500 metres in one run
- ‘Early Goats Eye’ Hit up your first run on Goat’s Eye before 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time
- ‘Sunshine Village Hero’ Hit every chair at SSV in same day.
- ‘Cruising’ 10 runs in one day
- ‘Fifth Gear’ 20 runs one day
- ’Full throttle’ 30 runs in one day (new)
RockiesReplay presents performance statistics directly on your mobile device and even more detailed features can be enjoyed by logging in at the end of the day including video views, links to Facebook and Twitter and a virtual 3D topographic mapping of any given run, you against your friend.
For more information about Banff National Park’s new ski and snowboard app, please visit www.rockiesreplay.com.
For more information on Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, visit www.skibanff.com.